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Paintings by

Barbara Lowenstein

March 1 - 29, 2015

Artist's Reception is on
Sunday, March 1 from 1-3pm.
The public is invited.

Barbara Lowenstein

There is something elemental about the urge to make marks, going back millennia. For me, the process begins with seeing something I’m drawn to, usually in nature. Then I find an underlying structure, with the camera’s assistance. Back in the studio, I try to hold onto that essence as I translate it into paint using the formal elements of art, i.e. line, texture, mass, tone, color and composition. Twentieth century modernism’s flattening of space also speaks to me.

Many artists experience a tension between the need to express themselves and the desire to keep parts of themselves hidden. I am most comfortable in the zone between abstraction and representation, which is my way of handling the duality of being seen/not seen. Some of this might be visible in the paintings in this show.

I studied art at Alfred University, the Cooper Union, Harpur College, the University of Iowa and the Art Students League Vytlacil campus. My work has been exhibited in juried shows in the New York area, including Hopper House, Blue Hill Plaza, the Sullivan County Art Museum and the College of New Rochelle, as well as group and solo exhibits at the Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery of the Art Students League and Bunbury Cafe in Piermont.

April 1 – 28
Paintings by Jamie Baldwin Gaviola

There will be a mandala workshop on Saturday, April 18 in lieu of a reception.
Create your own mandala as well as collaborate with other participants to create a larger one
Cost: NSD - $10 for materials. Out-of-District - $15

May 1 – 27
Paintings by William Britt

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 3 from 1-3pm

June 1 – 27
Paintings by Yoko Komori Olson
Save Our Planet “Water is our Life”

No reception.
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